Mangaluru: NCC is the best platform that provides ample opportunities that enable youngsters to groom their overall personality to make individuals more effective and socially productive, remarked Aashna Rai, Cadet Senior Under Officer and All India Best Cadet at the Republic Day Camp and PM Rally 2023 at New Delhi.
Speaking after inaugurating the inter-school workshop on Patriotism and National Pride organized to mark the Kargil Vijay Divas, she urged the school and college students to join NCC and channel their energy in the service of society.
The day-long event was organised by the Centre for Integrated Learning in association with Dakshina Kannada Ex-Servicemen Association and Shree Gujarati English Medium School here on Tuesday.
Chief Guest S Mahesh Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mangalore Central Division exhorted the students to grab all opportunities that come their way to be useful to society. He urged each one to join hands in the war against substance abuse and drug trafficking which has become a menace in today’s society, creating a disastrous impact on youth and families.
The inaugural session was presided over by Col. N S Bhandary, former President of DKESM Association, who highlighted the happenings during the Kargil War.
Executive Director of Centre for Integrated Learning, Sachitha Nandagopal welcomed the gathering and Vice Principal of SGEM School proposed the vote of thanks. Mahika Amin compared the programme.
President of Ex-Servicemen Association Shrikanth Shetty Bala, Secretary Deepak Adyanthaya among others were present.
Three Ex-Servicemen Sudheer Pai, Shashanka Nayak and Prabhakar Gundera were honored on the occasion. The day-long deliberations featured a mesmerizing musical tribute to soldiers by the Sangeeth Bahaar group. Interaction sessions with Ex-Servicemen, Patriotic Quiz among other activities engaged the students from different schools to kindle a sense of pride towards our nation.